The Effect of Transcultural Nursing Course on Students' Moral Sensitivity: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Yüksel Kaçan C.

JOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING, vol.33, no.3, pp.427-436, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10436596211063813
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-436
  • Keywords: education, moral sensitivity, nursing, students, transcultural nursing, CULTURAL COMPETENCE, EDUCATION, ETHICS, IMPACT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: The moral sensitivity of nurses positively affects the quality of patient care. For this reason, nursing students are expected to gain moral sensitivity skills during their education. The aim of the study is to examine the impact of transcultural nursing course (TNC) on the moral sensitivity levels of students. Methods: This study had a quasi-experimental design. The sample consisted of 100 nursing students (intervention: 36 and control: 64). The intervention group was composed of students who had enrolled in the TNC. The data were collected through the Sociodemographic Information Form and the Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire. Independent samples t-test and analysis of variance were used in data analysis. Results: The moral sensitivity levels of the students who received the TNC were significantly higher than those who did not. Discussion: The TNC is an effective teaching method in increasing the moral sensitivity levels of nursing students.